Day trip

Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

4.8 / 5

68 reviews

Activity provider: Polar Explorer Icebreaker
Day trip

Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

Activity provider: Polar Explorer Icebreaker

From US$ 447.33 per person

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime cruise through the frozen waters of the Bothnian Sea in Lapland on an icebreaker ship. Swim in the icy water in a flotation survival suit and explore the vessel.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
English, Chinese, Indonesian, Malay, Thai, Japanese, Turkish, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, Hebrew, Finnish
Pickup included
Your inserted pickup address might not be included in the activity provider's pickup area. You will receive more information from the activity provider about the closest pickup location to your address within 24 hours after your booking. Please see the available pickup locations below: 08:55 Santa Sport Hotel 09:05 Arctic Tree House Hotel 09:15 Santa Claus Holiday Village (in front of Three Elves restaurant) 09:30 Rovaniemi tourist information (Koskikatu 12) 09:40 Rovaniemi train station (on the side of the parking lot)


  • Witness the massive ice breaking power of the icebreaker ship
  • Enjoy a guided tour through all 7 decks of the incredible boat
  • Take a swim in the icy water in a survival suit
  • Receive a Cruise & Swim certificate after the cruise
  • Enjoy a local lunch in a riverside restaurant in Kukkolaforsen fishermen village
Full description

Take a day trip from Rovaniemi to experience our incredible icebreaker cruise.

The shuttle bus will pick you up from multiple locations in Rovaniemi and after a drive to Sweden, your ship will depart from Axelsvik. After a quick check-in, begin one of the greatest adventures in Lapland, a sightseeing cruise through the ice in the Bothnian Sea.

During the cruise, make stops to enjoy floating in survival suits in the middle of the Arctic Sea and walk safely on the frozen sea ice.

Enjoy an audio-guided tour through all 7 decks of the ship via an audio guide application in 16 languages. Watch an exclusive 11-minute movie about icebreakers around the world in the icebreaker theatre.

If you get hungry, enjoy a cafeteria on board, where you can enjoy hot drinks and snacks at your own expense.

The captain will present you with a Cruise & Swim certificate at the end of the tour as a memorable gift. When the cruise is finished, head to Kukkolaforsen, a Swedish fishermen's village, where a buffet lunch is served in a riverside panorama restaurant.

The Medieval village open-air museum is available for a visit, as well, at no charge. After lunch, enjoy a scenic drive back to Rovaniemi.

  • 3-hour icebreaker cruise
  • Hot drinks on board
  • Guided tour through 7 decks
  • Audio guide in 16 languages
  • Film in Icebreaker theatre
  • Swimming in survival suits
  • Cruise & Swim certificate
  • Buffet lunch in a riverside panorama restaurant
  • Transfers from/to select locations in Rovaniemi

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • Icebreaker departs from Axelsvik, Sweden
    • The activity provider shall not be held liable for any compensation for loss of gratification in case of swimming cancellation for safety reasons due to unforeseeable adverse weather conditions
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 68 reviews

    Review summary

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    I had a great experience! Especially appreciate the excellent service from our tour guide, Avi!! He explained detail about the places that our shuttle bus gone through, helped us wearing the suit. He also provide some extra help with our next tour to snowcastle of Kemi. He did much more than he should! We had a great and memorable experience during the tour! I truly recommend people joining this tour.

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    March 26, 2023

    This was an awesome experience. The day was very well coordinated. Watching the boat break the ice was beyond fascinating. The totally frozen lake is so beautiful covered with snow with an absolutely beautiful reflection of sunlight, both at sunrise and throughout the day. The ice floating was so much fun! The suits kept you very warm and comfortable and we could’ve stayed in there much longer. The movie was very interesting and so was exploring the boat. The captain and first mate were very friendly. Great experience overall! Avi the guide was terrific (and speaks like 20 Languages!) Highly recommend the trip!

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    March 26, 2023

    It was a perfect day. I got picked up on time at Rovaniemi train station. The drive to the port was calm and relaxing. I loved being able to explore all areas of the ship. Swimming in the sea was an incredible and unique experience. Swimming will never be the same again

    March 26, 2023

    Product ID: 209241